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Brilliance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1494 reviews
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Well past its best

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to the Western Mediterranean
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Aug 2017
Cabin: Owner's Suite

The transfer from the airport to the ship didn't go well. RCCL had provided taxis, all the drivers were not waiting for us so we had to search for the missing one, he was sat in his car listening to his radio! The drive was scary, very fast and in my view dangerous.

The check in was smooth and easy, no problems at all.

This was our 5th sailing on Brilliance and I am sad to say it is probably our last. The experience just was not what we have been used to. First the positives:

Cabin Review

Owner's Suite

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The room was tired, plenty of storage and a comfortable sofa and bed. The bathroom was large but again tired and ghastly decor in the bathroom.

Port Reviews


We didn't have time to visit Barcelona on this trip but we have been before and it is worth doing if you have time.


Not much to do here expect sit in a cafe. You can take a train to Monaco.


We went to Herculaneum, a smaller site but very good.


Very busy, walk in if you can, a great way to see Venice. When you leave the ship, head for the large bridge and cross to your right heading for the station. From the station you'll see a large foot bridge, cross this and follow the crowds. There are signs for St Marks Square etc.

Ravenna (Bologna)

First time and loved it, we did a tour with Cruising Excursions and it was great, the guide was a real character. Ravenna is beautiful.,


A definite favourite, a beautiful city and plenty of places to eat and drink.

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